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World Bank / Ousmane Traore

September 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and related government response measures have gravely impacted northeastern Nigeria, a region already experiencing high insecurity and violence, unequal power relations, and social inclusion. 

The Managing Conflict in Nigeria (MCN) programme commissioned researched on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on conflict dynamics, gender roles and relations, and social inclusion in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states to enable better adaptation and response. 

This research covers the following areas:

  • Access to healthcare and other services
  • Jobs, incomes, livelihoods, and workloads
  • Social relations and conflict dynamics
  • Violence against women and girls
  • Other human rights violations
  • Communications and decision making

Learning from how people have been impacted to date can lead to more informed policy and programming in the future. The research provides recommendations for government, development, humanitarian, and peacebuilding actors. 

Read the research report and policy briefs below.